Remote Cybersecurity

Remote Workforce Security 2022

Remote workforces are here to stay. According to the Gartner Group, 51% of global knowledge workers are now operating remotely in 2021. As businesses continue to adjust to a Covid-reshaped new normal, remote workforce cybersecurity is now an organizational mandate. Here are some tips.


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Remote workforces are here to stay. According to the Gartner Group, 51% of global knowledge workers are now operating remotely in 2021. As businesses continue to adjust to a Covid-reshaped new normal, remote workforce cybersecurity is now an organizational mandate.

Businesses are grappling with identifying affordable solutions for connectivity, collaboration, and cybersecurity that allow remote workforces to work securely.

As part of our “Five Best Practices for Remote Worker Security”, here is step one to implement immediately: VPN.

STEP 1: Secure Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) and Home Networks

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Online security and privacy are two core issues for remote workers. A Virtual Private Network (VPN) is a great tool to utilize. This will encrypt all the traffic going to and from your device, keeping it safe from prying eyes. As a bonus, a VPN routes your traffic through an intermediary server. This means you can use it to spoof your location and access region-locked or censored content.

Governments, organizations, and businesses of all sizes use VPNs to secure remote connections to the internet for protection against malware, malicious actors, and other cyberthreats. Personal VPNs are increasingly popular as they keep users’ locations private, safely encrypt data and allow users to browse the internet anonymously.

There are two types of VPN:

1. Site-to-site VPN is used to connect branch offices to a central office over the internet when distance prevents direct network connections.

2. Remote access VPN allows individual users to remotely connect to a central network. In this case, the devices are referred to as endpoints.

There are many risks with remote working. It provides an avenue for cybercriminals to access confidential and proprietary information. This can have a devastating impact on your business and result in significant reputational, financial, and legal collateral damage.

VPNs are simply a must for all businesses.

 

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